Marco Rubio told a crowd of supporters 9/11 and the recent Paris terror attacks were both part of God's plan.
Speaking to a group of supporters last week in Iowa, Marco Rubio was asked a question if he turns to God for guidance when making political decisions.
The Republican presidential candidate offered a lengthy response about his devout Christian beliefs, and eventually began talking about the 9/11 terror attacks and the attacks in Paris last month.
â€œWe are biblically ordered not to be afraid,â€ Rubio told supporters. â€œYou know why? Because God is telling us that no matter what happens, 'It is part of my plan. I will give you the strength to endure it whether you like it or not.'â€
"I was asked this question the other night," Rubio continued. "'Where was God on 9/11? Where was God in Paris?'"
"I said, 'God was where God always isÂ â€“ on the throne in Heaven.'"
"Because the question was, 'How could God allow these bad things to happen?,'" Rubio explained.
"It always challenges us to understand that Godâ€™s ways are not our ways. What we may interpret as bad, and most certainly is in the case of Paris or 9/11, even that is part of a broader plan for the universe and for our lives that we are just not going to know the answer to. Godâ€™s ways are not our ways."
If there were a terror attack on the United States under a President Rubio, would he tell Americans in that dark hour, "This is part ofÂ God's broader plan for the universe"?
If there were another economic crash like the one in 2008 under a President Rubio, would he say, "God is very powerful so he'll solve this catastrophe"?
The relevant remarks begin at about the 2:25 mark.